Looking Back for Feb. 8, 1935
75 years ago
Colorado to pay sales tax beginning March 1
A bill establishing a sales tax law for the state, to take effect March 1, reached Gov. Johnson on Saturday morning, and he immediately signed it. Then he wired the national relief officials at Washington that such a law is now on the statute books, and they immediately released the usual amount of relief funds to various counties of the state. Thus was averted a very serious situation in many counties.
The law is expected to raise about $5.5 million annually. The money will be turned over to the general fund. The executive council is authorized to pay into the relief fund $300,000 each month or however much in necessary. The rest of the fund is to be used for other state expenses and take care of the Class B appropriations. Great power is given to the executive council in the administration of the fund and to that group of men has been given the authority of its proper administration.
Parkers buy former coffee shop, rename Quality Lunch
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parker are the new owners of the former coffee shop that has been operated for several years by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Denney. The shop will be known henceforth as the Quality Lunch. Mrs. Parker’s reputation as an excellent cook is well known in Steamboat Springs. She had many satisfied patrons when she was operating the Evergreen Café. Her aim is to serve the best home-cooked meals, as she did when she was in business before.
Mr. Denney has not yet decided what he will do.
Grade school is closed this week because of illnesses
The grade school will be closed at noon Wednesday and will not open until next Monday. On account of the absence of so many children who are ill, this precaution was taken to avoid the spread of colds, which are prevalent.
Rabbit hunt scheduled in Toponas area Sunday
The biggest rabbit hunt of the season is scheduled for Feb. 10 in the Toponas section. Entirely new territory will be traversed in this hunt, a locality where there are plenty of rabbits. All interested should be at the Luekens at 8 a.m. Sunday.
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